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Governance Manager

NFP People
Milton Keynes
£35,137 - £36,986 Per Annum (FTE £42,750 - £45,000)
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Governance Manager

We are looking for an experienced Governance Manager to join an organisation building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Position: Governance Manager

Location: Milton Keynes/Hybrid (UK Based applicants only)

Hours: Part-time - 30 hours per week.

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £35,137 - £36,986 per annum (FTE £42,750 - £45,000)

Closing date: 20th March 2024

About the role:

We are looking for an individual who can serve as a high-level support to our Board, ensuring all governance matters are handled effectively, and providing project management and administrative coordination for the Board to ensure the organisation has an effective governance framework. You will also be tasked with finding new ways to engage and steward our trustees as key, valued supporters of World Vision UK throughout the year.

Key responsibilities will include:


  • To work closely with the Chief Executive and CEO Office, ensuring the Chief Executive is kept abreast of all board-related matters and all responses are timely and of excellent quality, demonstrating expertise and knowledge of the wider organisation and ensuring consistency and alignment between Board and Strategic Leadership Team priorities.
  • To coordinate and schedule the running of Board committees and support secretaries of the Board committees and ensure they understand and are inducted and supported in their role.
  • To organise and manage, in consultation with the relevant senior stakeholders, the Board’s annual programme of meetings and its committees.
  • To attend and act as secretary to Board meetings and the annual Board Retreat, taking minutes, and ensuring decisions and actions are followed up with relevant stakeholders.
  • To ensure effective governance of the Board and ensure the Board fulfils its legal and regulatory obligations and follows best governance practices by providing high-level support and advice to the Board and Chair on their governance responsibilities.
  • To maintain and develop the Board’s Policy Manual
  • To support the Board Development Committee in trustee succession planning, recruitment and appointment and maintain appropriate Board schedules and records.
  • To write papers for the Board Development Committee
  • To engage with external agencies, regulatory bodies and sector peers to ensure the organisation keeps up to date on and influences corporate and governance matters, best practices and trends.


About you:

The Governance Manager must be proactive and have initiative. They must also have sufficient existing governance experience to guide them in making appropriate judgements.

Key skills required to succeed in this role include:


  • Experience in providing executive support to senior posts.
  • Experience in administering Board meetings and producing high quality minutes.
  • Experience in ensuring compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.
  • An interest in and basic understanding of charity governance and a willingness to commit to ongoing learning in the area of governance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A sense of self-drive, self-awareness, insight, and personal motivation.
  • Strong organisational and project management capabilities.


About the organisation:

The organisation is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy they’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything they do is motivated by their faith as they strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

As a child-focused organisation, they are committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

The organisation is a registered organisation operating the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS) and they shall check with your previous employers about your behaviour and conduct. They will be requesting you to complete a form known as a Statement of Conduct. For more information see:

The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (

Please note the organisation can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK and all candidates must be personally committed to the Christian faith and be able to respect, uphold and work within our client’s Christian mission, values, culture and faith statements. This individual will represent and speak on behalf of a Christian charity and as such the Occupational Requirement for an active Christian faith is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

Other roles you may have experience with could include Governance Officer, Project Officer, Governance and Projects, Company Secretary, Trustee, Diocesan, Information Governance Officer, Information and Governance, Compliance, Governance and Compliance, Diocesan Trustee.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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